A farewell service attended by 600 people marked the retirement of the Bishop of Dunwich, Clive Young after 40 years service to the church. He and his wife Sue are retiring to the Welsh borders.
Bishop Clive has served the church for more than 40 years and is retiring with his wife Sue to the Welsh borders.
He began his ministry with a curacy in North West London and was area dean of Tower Hamlets before serving as vicar of St Andrew’s, Holborn and Archdeacon of Hackney.
He has been a bishop in Suffolk for the last 14 years.
He said: “The thing I have found most moving through my ministry is seeing others enter the ministry responding to God’s call and serving the church as priests or lay people. That’s a great privileg.”
Bishop Clive also praised communities in Suffolk who have kept their churches alive.
The Rt Rev Nigel Stock, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, said: “I am so grateful to Bishop Clive for his friendship and support over these last five years. I shall miss all his wisdom and experience of course but also his sense of humour.”
The Very Rev Dr Frances Ward, Dean of St Edmundsbury Cathedral paid tribute to Bishop Clive’s kindness and thoughtful theological mind, his superb preaching and careful oversight.